Glaucoma (OPSC5027)


This unit of study will provide candidates with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the treatment of glaucoma. The first part of the unit will cover classification and epidemiology, pathology and pathogens, clinical assessment, disease detection and monitoring progression. The second part of the course will include teaching on primary open angle glaucoma, primary and secondary angle closure glaucoma, secondary open angle glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma. paediatric glaucoma, congenital and developmental glaucoma. The final sections will look at medical therapy, laser therapy and surgical therapy.

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3 X 2000 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%)


Stamper, Robert L., Lieberman, Marc F., Drake, Michael V., Becker-Shaffer's Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas, 8th ed., Mosby; Shaarawy, Tarek M., Sherwood, Mark B., Hitchings, Roger A., Crowston, Jonathan G., Glaucoma, Medical Diagnosis & Therapy, 2009, Saunders Elsevier (2 Vols).

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Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practise as ophthalmologists in their countries of residency, or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their countries of residency.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.